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Ten times as many of the jobs lost at Redcar are at risk under the government’s plans to cut solar power subsidies by 87% – and it may be schools that suffer most
Ministers rightly wring their hands over the 2,200 jobs being lost at the 98-year-old Redcar steelworks hit by low-cost Chinese competition
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2015-10-08 14:24:39
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The Mark Group blames recent government policy announcements for scuppering turnaround planAlmost 1,000 jobs were lost on Wednesday night as one of the UK’s leading solar- panel installers went into administration blaming government changes in energy policy for its downfall.The Mark Group said it had been to bring in insolvency specialists because it was unviable due to ongoing losses at the Leicester-based business
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2015-10-07 17:47:22
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Falling costs mean new windfarms are now £20 cheaper per megawatt hour than coal or gas-fired plants, according to new analysis New onshore windfarms are now the cheapest way for a power company to produce electricity in Britain, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).Costs have dropped to $85 (£55) per megawatt hour (MWh) compared with the current costs of about $115 for constructing coal or gas-fired plants, its analysis found
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2015-10-07 09:43:20
Monday, September 21st, 2015      Leave a Comment
The melting of the Arctic permafrost and the subsequent release of carbon dioxide and methane gas into the atmosphere will alone add an extra $43 trillion (£33tn) cost of climate change to the global economy by the end of the next century, scientists have calculated.

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2015-09-21 10:22:04
Sunday, September 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Report expects a rise in wind energy from 13GW to 77GW, with solar rising from 5GW to 28GW, but could cost up to £227bnBritain can produce 85% of its power via renewable energy by 2030 provided it undergoes significant changes in energy production and use, according to a new study by Greenpeace.The study attempts to counter the argument that only fossil fuels and nuclear power can keep the lights on for the next few decades
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2015-09-20 12:10:28
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015      Leave a Comment
We, the undersigned, believe that global warming can be addressed without adding significant economic costs or burdening taxpayers with more debt. A sensible approach to tackling climate change will not only pay for itself but provide economic benefits to the nations of the world.The aspiration of the Global Apollo Programme is to make renewable energy cheaper than coal within 10 years
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2015-09-15 13:36:32
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government's proposal for biofuels use will hit consumers at the pump, according a study prepared for an oil group, just months after regulators refuted similar claims and as pressure mounts ahead of a deadline to finalize the plan.

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2015-09-09 09:34:58
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Up to 10 farms to be built across Australia through grants and loans in move aimed to make cost of large-scale solar comparable with wind-generated power Related: Canning byelection poll: renewable energy trumps national security Up to 10 new large-scale solar farms are to be built across Australia through $350m in funding from two government renewable energy bodies, following the creation of the southern hemisphere’s largest solar farm in New South Wales
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2015-09-08 20:38:13
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
A case study from the US shows benefits of using clean and renewable energy to power up home and cars outweigh costs, reports The Huffington Post
Early adopters are consumers who aspire to own the newest gadget even if it means paying top price. When it came to a renewable energy plan for our home and automobiles, we were no exceptions
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2015-09-08 10:35:06
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Friends of the Earth says cuts to feed-in tariff payments for people with solar panels could stop more than 1GW of solar power being installed each yearGovernment plans to slash subsidies for solar panels on homes could cost more than 20,000 jobs, green campaigners have claimed.
Ministers have announced proposals to cut the amount paid for domestic solar arrays from 12
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2015-09-03 10:58:42
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they faced unusually high costs to cut greenhouse gas emissions because of their respective dependence on coal and livestock, after criticism that they are doing too little to tackle climate change.

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2015-09-01 12:15:52
Sunday, August 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China faces a "formidable task" to clean up its rivers and lakes and needs a fundamental change in attitudes to prioritize the environment over economic development at all cost, vice premier Wang Yang said.
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2015-08-30 07:13:30
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Former European commissioner Connie Hedegaard agrees with Tony Abbott that wind turbines are not ‘beautiful’, but calls power plants ‘visually awful’The former European commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard has urged countries to acknowledge the cost of reducing emissions to fight climate change, and called on politicians to shift away from short-term thinking
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2015-08-25 18:01:49
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015      Leave a Comment
In Dakar, an Uber-like SMS service has reduced the cost of emptying pit latrines by nearly half – and now customers can sell their waste to be turned into energy Related: Secret aid worker: I'm a sanitation specialist but I'm squeamish about poo On a stormy day in Dakar, Tina Gomis, a local woman in Sicap Mbao, laughs at the idea of selling her own excrement to the government
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2015-08-12 04:49:18
Monday, July 27th, 2015      Leave a Comment
An emissions trading scheme would be cheaper and more effective than Labor’s 50% renewables goal or the government’s Direct Action policy, Paul Hyslop saysThe author of the $60bn price tag for Bill Shorten’s new renewable energy goal – cited by Tony Abbott as proof the scheme is unaffordable – says an emissions trading scheme like the one the Coalition abolished would be more cost-effective than either the coalition’s “Direct Action” plan or Labor’s new goal
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2015-07-27 04:42:34